Hester Street

Hester Street

Theater J
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington

The world premiere of Hester Street - the theatrical adaptation of the beloved 1975 film by Joan Micklin Silver - marks the largest production Theater J's stage has seen in years. Hester Street depicts the uplifting journey of Gitl, a young Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe, who arrives with her son to meet her husband Jake in the tumult of the late-19th century Lower East Side. Separated from his wife and the provincial limitations of his upbringing, Jake has fully embraced his new American life-one that has little in common with Gitl's old-time ways. Faced with the disintegration of her marriage in a world she can barely comprehend, Gitl must find her voice, protect her son, and redefine her identity.

Mar 27 - Apr 21, 2024